Philadelphia Police to transgender citizens: Expect Respect

On the heals of the revelation that the Philadelphia District attorney’s office has not fully and unconditionally released to the police what know of the murder of transgender woman Nizah Morris comes some good news.

While in the city of brotherly love expect respect from law enforcement.

The bad news is it took the misgendering and dehumanization of yet another murdered transwoman, Diamond Williams, by the Philly PD amplified by the sensationalistic  local reporting to make this happen. The good news is if you have interactions with the Philadelphia police expect respect.

After establishing what gender expression/identity is Directive 152 makes clear how officers are required to interact with trans people and offers guidelines on how to refer to trans people in reports and while in custody.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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